City of Somers Point, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Somers Point 8-25-1967 by Ord. No. 16-1967 (Ch. 31 of 1967 compilation). Section 107-5 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 107-1 Imposition.

[Amended 2-8-1973 by Ord. No. 1-1973; 6-26-1997 by Ord. No. 11-1997]
It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of 18 years to loiter, idle, wander, stroll, park in a car or play in or remain in or be upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds, public places, public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, places of business carried on for profit to which the public is invited, vacant lots or other public places, either on foot or in any vehicle, within the confines of the city as follows:
A. 
Under 16 years of age: between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to daylight; provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any such minor accompanied by his parent or parents, guardian or other adult person having the care or custody of such minor.
B. 
Under 18 years of age: between the hours of 11:00 p.m. to daylight; provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any such minor accompanied by his parent or parents, guardian or other adult person having the care or custody of such minor.

§ 107-2 Parental responsibility.

[Amended 2-8-1973 by Ord. No. 1-1973; 6-26-1997 by Ord. No. 11-1997]
It shall be unlawful for the parent or parents, guardian or other adult person having the care or custody of a minor under the age of 18 years to permit such minor to loiter, idle, wander, stroll, park in a car or play in or remain in or be upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys, parks, playgrounds, public places, public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, places of business carried on for profit to which the public is invited, vacant lots or other public places, either on foot or in any vehicle within the confines of the city as follows:
A. 
Under 16 years of age: between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to daylight; provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any such minor accompanied by his parent or parents, guardian or other adult person having the care or custody of the minor or where the minor is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by his parent or parents, guardian or other adult person having the care or custody of the minor.
B. 
Under 18 years of age: between the hours of 11:00 p.m. to daylight; provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any minor accompanied by his parent or parents, guardian or other adult person having the care or custody of the minor, or where the minor is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by his parent or parents, guardian or other adult person having the care or custody of the minor.

§ 107-3 Responsibility of others.

It shall be unlawful for any owner or operator of any establishment as described in §§ 107-1 and 107-2 of this chapter to suffer or permit such minor to loiter, idle, wander, stroll, park in a car or play in or remain in or be upon the public streets and all other places as set forth in §§ 107-1 and 107-2 of this chapter during the times therein set forth subject to the provisions contained in said sections.

§ 107-4 Exceptions.

[Amended 2-8-1973 by Ord. No. 1-1973]
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any minor below the age of 18 years who shall be gainfully employed, who shall be a bona fide student of a school of evening instruction, who shall be in attendance at a function sponsored by a religious or school organization or who shall be in attendance at a properly supervised recreational program during the time necessarily required to travel between such minor's residence and said place of assembly.

§ 107-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 2-8-1973 by Ord. No. 1-1973; 3-14-1991 by Ord. No. 6-1991]
Any minor under the age of 18 years or any parent, guardian or person having the legal care and custody of such minor or any owner or operator of premises or establishments referred to herein, who shall violate the provisions of this chapter, upon conviction shall be punished by a fine not in excess of $1,000 or by imprisonment not in excess of 90 days or by a period of community service not in excess of 90 days, or any combination of the foregoing.